History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library

 

History Philosophy Newspaper LibraryThe History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL) maintains a browsable collection of newspapers and periodicals as well as an extensive reference collection in the disciplines of history, philosophy and religion.

HPNL serves the disciplines of history, philosophy, religious studies, and any discipline utilizing current and historical newspapers as a source for research. The HPNL is the central locus for historical research in the University Library, serving students and faculty engaged in historical scholarship from all departments and programs on campus where such research is performed, as well as amateur historians and genealogists from across the country.

The library holds over 200,000 reels of microfilmed newspapers.

The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library is a destination for finding, viewing, scanning, and digitally manipulating micro-content. 

HPNL has created multiple digital resources including: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Farm, Field and Fireside, American Popular Entertainment, Chuck Olin Film Archive, and French WWI Posters.

The African American Research Center of the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library is one of several units responsible for building the University Library's African American Studies collection. The University Library's African American Studies collection includes materials on the Black experience in the Americas and worldwide outside of Africa. Consisting of more than 100,000 volumes, the collection is distributed throughout the University's various libraries, with the largest number located in the Main Library book stacks. The African American Research Center is available to anyone looking for facts, books, articles, or other media, about the Black experience in the Americas and the African diaspora.

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